Zero Waste Activities

Here are just some of our other fantastic resources available to schools. It may be possible to link one or more activities.
Contact your local Zero Waste Education Educator for further details and conditions (availability varies dependant on council area).


Waste Assessments / Audits in schools 

Want to find out how much waste your school generates?

Thinking of starting a compostingor recycling system or wanting to know how well your existing systems are working? Then you need an assessment or audit of your ‘waste stream’! We provide templates and guidance from our trained ZWE educator. There is the opportunity for adults and/or children to carry out the key research, reporting and hands on investigation. Our educator will also assist the school in more sustainable school procurement. A school waste assessment or audit is likely to result in cost savings to the school. 


Worm Farming in Schools

At ZWE we’re wild about worms!

Worm farms are a fantastic tool in teaching a valuable method of waste minimisation and soil improvement. Every school lent a worm farm receives on-going support to ensure your worms have a long and wriggly life. 

We have a limited number of quality worm farms available for loan.


Composting in Schools

Did you know almost half of the waste that ends up in our landfills could have been composted?

Composting is easy. If you know what you are doing! Our ZWE educators are available to advise you on how to best use your existing compost bin or build a special ‘hot compost’ from scratch. It’s hot stuff!


Whanau Waste Workshops 

Are your students waste experts but the rest of the whanau could do with a little help?

Our ZWE educator is available to run recycling, worm farming and composting workshops in your school. Let your school become a place of learning for the whole community! 


Sustainable School Events 

Are you planning an upcoming school fair or running a regional schools’ event?

Want to be a sustainable host? Let our ZWE team help take the guesswork and confusion out of your planning. We will help your schoolplan systems and establish links with appropriate service providers. Our ZWE educator can provide ‘on the day’ assistance and a waste audit to help measure the success of your efforts. 


Help with Community Clean-up days 

Is your class or school thinking of taking action to clean up a local reserve or beach in the local community?

ZWE will assist you by providing rubbish bags and organising the collection and safe disposal of any waste you find. To help measure your success our educator will also supervise a child centred waste audit of the rubbish collected.